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In our last post, KPMG’s approach to infrastructure prioritisation for Big Cities, we documented our approach to the prioritization process, and advised on how KPMG assists Big Cities in prioritization, planning or sequencing of the projects. In Big Cities Infrastructure Prioritisation we looked at the necessity of accurate and though-out prioritization to ensure sustainability and long-term benefit. Here, we take a look at the benefits of prioritization of infrastructure projects, and introduce you to our Big Cities team.
The process involves working closely with the City and stakeholders to identify key goals, mandates and agendas that prioritisation needs to support. In addition to this we unpack with the City what sustainability would mean in their context over a 30 year time horizon. We will then establish a context to the prioritisation, measuring and evaluating a City’s base case and performing a needs analysis. During this time we will be collecting relevant policy statements, performance data and data on various measures of sustainability.
Cities are burdened with aging and failing infrastructure in some areas on the one hand, as well as huge development and service delivery needs in previously disadvantaged areas on the other. In many cities across Africa, government institutions that are charged with the responsibility of delivering and maintaining infrastructure have become stretched by skills shortages and increased maintenance responsibilities.